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San Diego Coffee Shops With Free Wifi

The top places to work, drink and eat.

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Have laptop, will travel. Finding a comfortable place where you can simultaneously work, online shop, drink great coffee and eat some tasty food is not always easy.


Here are 11 local cafes that offer fine quality coffee, ample seating, good food options and a Wifi password. Looking for even more options? Check out our previous map dedicated to the 16 Essential Coffee Roasters in San Diego; many of them also offer free Wifi.


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Have another favorite? Please let us know in the comments.


-JD DiGiovanni

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Heartwork Coffee Bar

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Staffed by kind and knowledgable baristas serving up great local coffee (Dark Horse Coffee Roasters and James Coffee Co.) and vegan treats, with outdoor seating and windows that fill the small space with lots of light, it’s a great place to spend a workday afternoon.

Holsem Coffee

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Creative coffee drinks plus a good assortment of snacks, including pastries from local Bake Sale Bakery, have made this relatively new coffee house an instant hit.

Bean Bar

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A specialty coffee house right across from the downtown library, Bean Bar serves 49th Parallel coffee on espresso, pour-over, cold-brew, and drip along with a great selection of pastries; besides their indoor seating, there's a dog-friendly patio.

Young Hickory

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A standout cafe on North Park’s most lively street. Along with serving canned craft beer and Bird Rock Coffee on espresso and drip, Young Hickory has a selection of breakfast and lunch plates, making it an ideal place to hunker down and work.

Banana Dang

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Banana Dang serves up expertly brewed coffee and espresso along with a wide variety of smoothies. With a bright and open feel, the cafe hosts rotating shows by local artists.

Halcyon East Village

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The newly opened adjacent Fault Line Park makes this combination bar, restaurant, and coffee house an even bigger draw. Halcyon offers a rotating selection of quality roasted coffee from around the U.S.

Bay Park Coffee

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This quiet neighborhood cafe serves up specialty coffee from Klatch on drip and espresso, along with tea and a variety of locally-produced artisan foods.

Filter Coffee House

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Filter is a popular 24 hour coffee house serving tea, blended drinks and a small selection of bottled craft beer. The Hillcrest cafe has an abundance of chargers, indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a substantial sandwich menu.

Influx Cafe

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With newer outposts in Little Italy and North Park, the original Golden Hill location of this popular coffee house remains a favorite for its spacious size and relaxed friendly service. Fuel yourself with a sandwich or salad and save room for a red velvet cupcake.

Lestat's Coffee House

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Open 24 hours, this University Heights cafe with a classic ‘90s coffee house feel has carved out a niche as a late-night work spot as well as a venue for music acts, open mic nights, and comedy shows.

Vinaka Cafe

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This North County cafe, located on the second floor of Carlsbad's Village Faire, feels like a comfy living room; there's plenty of seating inside or on an outdoor deck. The menu includes organic coffee drinks, pastries, sandwiches and desserts.

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Heartwork Coffee Bar

Staffed by kind and knowledgable baristas serving up great local coffee (Dark Horse Coffee Roasters and James Coffee Co.) and vegan treats, with outdoor seating and windows that fill the small space with lots of light, it’s a great place to spend a workday afternoon.

Holsem Coffee

Creative coffee drinks plus a good assortment of snacks, including pastries from local Bake Sale Bakery, have made this relatively new coffee house an instant hit.

Bean Bar

A specialty coffee house right across from the downtown library, Bean Bar serves 49th Parallel coffee on espresso, pour-over, cold-brew, and drip along with a great selection of pastries; besides their indoor seating, there's a dog-friendly patio.

Young Hickory

A standout cafe on North Park’s most lively street. Along with serving canned craft beer and Bird Rock Coffee on espresso and drip, Young Hickory has a selection of breakfast and lunch plates, making it an ideal place to hunker down and work.

Banana Dang

Banana Dang serves up expertly brewed coffee and espresso along with a wide variety of smoothies. With a bright and open feel, the cafe hosts rotating shows by local artists.

Halcyon East Village

The newly opened adjacent Fault Line Park makes this combination bar, restaurant, and coffee house an even bigger draw. Halcyon offers a rotating selection of quality roasted coffee from around the U.S.

Bay Park Coffee

This quiet neighborhood cafe serves up specialty coffee from Klatch on drip and espresso, along with tea and a variety of locally-produced artisan foods.

Filter Coffee House

Filter is a popular 24 hour coffee house serving tea, blended drinks and a small selection of bottled craft beer. The Hillcrest cafe has an abundance of chargers, indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a substantial sandwich menu.

Influx Cafe

With newer outposts in Little Italy and North Park, the original Golden Hill location of this popular coffee house remains a favorite for its spacious size and relaxed friendly service. Fuel yourself with a sandwich or salad and save room for a red velvet cupcake.

Lestat's Coffee House

Open 24 hours, this University Heights cafe with a classic ‘90s coffee house feel has carved out a niche as a late-night work spot as well as a venue for music acts, open mic nights, and comedy shows.

Vinaka Cafe

This North County cafe, located on the second floor of Carlsbad's Village Faire, feels like a comfy living room; there's plenty of seating inside or on an outdoor deck. The menu includes organic coffee drinks, pastries, sandwiches and desserts.

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